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Las Vegas

Information about Las Vegas

Planning a holiday to Las Vegas? Take a look at our articles for information about the city of lights including top free things to do in Vegas and the best themed hotels around. We have everything you could need to know for your next Vegas holiday, from a family's guide to tips for visiting the Grand Canyon.

The museum culture in Las Vegas
The museum culture in Las Vegas

Holidays to Las Vegas are all about entertainment, glitz, and having fun days and vibrant nights. The city has always attracted an interesting crowd of people, particularly flamboyant, creative individuals. This is probably why there are so many fascinating museums in Las Vegas. They reflect the stories and interests of the musicians, dancers, artists, gamblers and even mobsters who shaped this effervescent city.

Tips for visiting the Grand Canyon
Tips for visiting the Grand Canyon

Whether you're living it up in Las Vegas or enjoying your all-American stay elsewhere, a trip to the Grand Canyon is an unforgettable addition to your holiday. The sheer immensity of this magnificent natural wonder can be daunting, so we've compiled a few handy pointers to help you get a head-start on your visit.

Must-see shows in Las Vegas
Must-see shows in Las Vegas

They don't call this the Entertainment Capital of the World for no reason. A holiday in Las Vegas gives you the opportunity to watch live performances from your favourite celebrities, be dazzled by ingenious magic acts and experience shows unlike anything else in the world. With so much to see and do, you might feel puzzled as to where to begin. Luckily, we've got a handy guide to the shows you simply have to see during your Las Vegas stay.

Las Vegas' top themed hotels
Las Vegas' top themed hotels

Designed around countries, eras, landscapes and entertainment genres, when Vegas hotels choose a theme they really run with it. We've rounded up a selection of the best themed hotels in Las Vegas where you can enjoy world-beating entertainment all day every day, ride rollercoasters or gondolas, eat exquisite food from around the world, shop 'til you drop and simply be in awe of the architecture around you.

How to spend a week in Las Vegas
How to spend a week in Las Vegas

Las Vegas has its fair share of casinos, sure, but it's got a heck of a lot more – days are easily wiled away at live shows, national parks and hotels so unique they're practically museums. Here's our itinerary for how to spend a week in Sin City.

Day trip to Red Rock Canyon National Park
Day trip to Red Rock Canyon National Park

Easily recognised by its a-thousand-metre-high walls of red, pink and cream Aztec sandstone, Red Rock Canyon is located just a few kilometres west of Las Vegas. The rock formations are about 190 million years old, encompassing 196,000 acres of the Mojave Desert, and as a result are an area of particular geologic interest.

Fun facts about Las Vegas
Fun facts about Las Vegas

The entertainment capital of the world that we know and love as Las Vegas is a hotbed of urban myths and all manner of exciting stories. Yet if you dig a little deeper, beneath the glitz and glamour there are some surprising bits of trivia to pick up. If you're planning a trip to Las Vegas, take a few of our pointers ahead of your holiday – you never know when this kind of knowledge could come in handy.

A family guide to Las Vegas
A family guide to Las Vegas

Pipped at the post only by Florida for child friendly things to do in America, Las Vegas is a fine choice for a family holiday. Inside and out of the themed hotels are hundreds of options for family entertainment, while dining out has never been so easy or fun, with every cuisine and venue design covered.

Top free things to do in Vegas
Top free things to do in Vegas

Las Vegas is full of surprises and one of these is how many things you can see and do for free. From live music performances and exhibitions to places to sit surrounded by nature we've put together some of the top free things to do in and around town.

7 great reasons to hire a car in Las Vegas
7 great reasons to hire a car in Las Vegas

We love the tireless atmosphere that gives Las Vegas the title of the Bright Light City, but sometimes, we like to step out of the limelight and into something different. Luckily, Las Vegas is surrounded by an incredible desert landscape with parks and landmarks that are easy to reach by car, creating plenty of road trip potential for your Las Vegas holiday.